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Seattle King County Realtors

April 2023 Issues

Brokers around Washington state say spring market is “finally showing up”

Real estate brokers around Washington state say the market is moving in a positive direction with the spring market “finally showing up in March.” Newly-released statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service show declines in some key metrics for March compared to 12 months ago, but steady gains when compared to [..]

Local, national events will commemorate Fair Housing Month

April marks “Fair Housing Month” as various groups commemorate the 55th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. For REALTORS®, the occasion “signifies a recommitment to advancing equitable opportunities and expanding homeownership.” The National Association of REALTORS® has a dedicated website for Fair Housing Month, where [..]

King County Assessor updates Realtors on efforts to refresh website, cut costs and obtain tax relief

During an information-packed presentation to members of the Governmental and Public Affairs Committee of the Seattle King County REALTORS®, King County Assessor John Wilson explained what his office does, how property values are set, how property taxes are calculated, differing values in a sampling of cities, and exemptions for seniors. [..]

Seattle startup offers home maintenance program for first-time homeowners

Homeowners, particularly first-timers, in six residential communities in Seattle can be part of a proof-of-concept test for a newly-launched company that provides twice-yearly home inspections and a digital platform to create a checklist for home maintenance and upkeep. The startup, Onder, was co-founded by former Expedia director David Krieger, he [..]

Housing associations host policymakers for bus tour of Missing Middle housing, speech by urban designer

Cottages, alley homes, townhouses and other well-designed, attainably-priced examples of our housing future were showcased last month during a “Missing Middle Housing Bus Tour.” Stakeholders from jurisdictions throughout King County joined representatives from organizations involved in the housing industry last month for the half-day tour and luncheon program featuring  an [..]

Urban planner from firm on forefront of Missing Middle Housing shares insights with policymakers, housing advocates

Following a tour of various examples of Missing Middle housing, policymakers from jurisdictions around King County joined advocates from various housing organizations, including Realtors, to hear remarks from Mitali Ganguly of Opticos Design. Ganguly, an architect and certified planner, joined Opticos in 2017. That firm, founded in 2000, is recognized [..]

News In Brief

 A new report from the Washington State Department of Commerce found that the state needs to add 1.1 million homes over the next 20 years to keep up with expected population growth. That averages out to more than 50,000 new units a year and Commerce said half of those homes need [..]

SKCR Events Calendar: April 2023

SKCR Events Calendar

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